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“A deeply affecting, affirmative story.”Booklist
Irene Hunt is the author of many distinguished books for young people. Her first novel, Across Five Aprils, was a Newberry Honor Book and received a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. For her second novel, Up a Road Slowly, Ms. Hunt was awarded the Newberry Medal. Ms. Hunt was born in southern Illinois and has received degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Colorado. For many years she taught in the public schools of northern Illinois, and later she taught psychology at the University of South Dakota. Ms. Hunt now lives in Florida.See all Product Description
I would have to say that this book is the best book that I have read in my whole life! The first time I read this book was in fifth grade, and I remembered everything about it. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2003 by Katie Lopez
OMGosh this book is THE best book I have ever read! It is so touching even to a 13 year old such as myself. I was given this book by an older friend. Read morePublished on Dec 8 2002 by *lil ashie*
When seven-year-old Georgie is beaten nearly to death by his mother and her boyfriend, the police take him out of his home and put him in a Catholic boarding school for boys. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2002 by Meaghan
I read this book as what is called a "choice book". I didn't even want to finish it. I read No Promises in the Wind, also by Irene Hunt but enjoyed that book. Read morePublished on June 15 2002
The violence and child abuse described in this book are horrific. Nothing is left to the imagination: a young boy is beaten almost to death, starved, tied up and locked in a... Read morePublished on May 17 2002 by Amazon Customer
THE LOTTERY ROSE
BY: Irene Hunt
reviewed by: Abdiweli Hussein
Have you ever been abused by your parents? well,Georgie Burgess has, and learns to hide his hurt. Read more
This book was a worthy read that I am presenting to a nephew. While the story is sentimental in nature, it presents a strong morality and a good adventure. Read morePublished on April 17 2002
The conflict in the story was about a boy named Goergie getting abused by his mom and step dad. Goergie changed during the story because Goergie learns to be kind and gives love... Read morePublished on March 20 2002 by Delila Juncaj